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Nelson Bodden, Sr.

March 13, 1941 — April 24, 2023

Nelson Bodden, Sr., 82 of Nederland, Texas passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023 at his residence in Nederland. Nelson was born in Belize on March 13, 1941 to the late, Ashley Grant Bodden and Rhona Pearl Woods Bodden.
Nelson served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a Merchant Marine for the National Maritime Union for over 20 years. Nelson enjoyed spending time with his family and he was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Those left to cherish Nelson’s memory include his loving wife of 65+ years, Ellen Bodden of Nederland; son, Chris Bodden of Nederland; daughter, Dorothy Bailey of Nederland; brother, Emer Bodden of Florida; sisters, Hannah Grey and Hilda Ebanks; grandchildren, Shana Lang, Jonathan Bailey, Samuel Bailey, Morgan Bodden, Grant Bodden, Hannah Bodden and Jared Bodden; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Nelson is preceded in death by his parents, Ashley Grant Bodden and Rhona Pearl Woods Bodden; son, Nelson Morgan Bodden, Jr.; grandson, Matthew Bodden; granddaughter, Jennifer Bodden and his great-grandson, Noah Bodden.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland, Texas on Saturday afternoon, April 29, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. with the funeral service to begin at 2:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Nederland.
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Saturday, April 29, 2023

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Saturday, April 29, 2023

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1605 Avenue H, Nederland, TX 77627

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